IMAGICA Group New Group Structure for Present & Future Challenges
IMAGICA Group has begun operations of production services under a new group structure from this April.
Young talent across each department and each subsidiary gathered together for the discussion meeting. The visions they enthusiastically discussed are released in two parts.
At IMAGICA, we provide thorough service in the following four areas. “Support” for inspecting the physical condition of the media; “Transcoding” from audiovisual media; “Restoration” for digitally removing dust and scratches, color grading and upconverting to higher resolutions; and “Archiving” for physical media storage and metadata management utilizing LTO and other appropriate media for long term data storage.
Agency for Cultural Affairs’ ASEAN cultural exchange and cooperation project (Film Arts); Digital Cinema Production Workshop in Malaysia 2016 Report
Imagica SEA [South East Asia] coordinated and supported the “Digital Cinema Production Workshop in Malaysia” that took place at Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios (where Imagica SEA resides) from October 31st through November 5th, 2016 as part of Agency for Cultural Affairs’ ASEAN cultural exchange and cooperation project in Film Arts.
IMAGICA’s Restoration of Yuriy Norshteyn’s Masterpieces
IMAGICA restores Yuriy Norshteyn’s greatest works as part of IMAGICA BS satellite channel’s 20th anniversary celebration.
Yuriy Norshteyn is a world-renowned animator. We have restored his masterpieces in 2K, in an Imagica robot group project.
LUNA; an 8K/HDR ultra-high definition short film by IMAGICA x ROBOT
LUNA is an 8K/HDR short film co-produced by IMAGICA and ROBOT under the concept of combining technological knowledge (IMAGICA) and creativity (ROBOT) to “create a story with stunningly beautiful image.”
Netflix held an orientation on a higher dynamic range imaging of a Netflix Originals, “HIBANA -Spark-“, along with IMAGICA who was a part of this HDR production.
Following the airing of a Netflix Originals, “HIBANA-Spark-“, in HDR on September 16th, Netflix held an orientation on their stance toward HDR film contents together with Thefool and IMAGICA who were a part of the filming of “HIBANA-Spark”. They discussed the increasing demand for HDR productions from each of their standpoints.
80-year anniversary project "Asian Three-Fold Mirror "
Our sponsorship of “Asian Three-Fold Mirror “, an anthology film about Asia.
“11th Annual Workshop for Cinema Restoration and Archive” Report
Images stay with us – it is something that can be preserved and should be inherited. The “11th Annual Workshop for Cinema Restoration and Archive” was held from August 26th through 28th. This report focuses on “Image archiving for multiple fields ~Broadcast, Animation and experimental films” which IMAGICA served as a demonstrator for the three-day workshop.
Online Showcase FOYER
Online showcase “FOYER” is chosen as official online library for “Japan Content Showcase 2016” . Moreover, FOYER is also chosen for the online library for screening official films by Tokyo International Film Festival 2016.
We provide matching business support to send high-quality contents from Japan to markets throughout the world by high security environment and user friendly interface.
The establishment of DataGate Akasaka
Supporting file-based visual production 24/7.
The Restoration of The Thousand-Stitch Belt (1937): The oldest surviving color Talkie film
It is reported how we restore the Thousand Stitch-Belt (1937).
2015 ASEAN Cultural Exchange / Cooperation Project/ Coordinating Report
The “Filmmaking Lighting and Camera Workshop / Master Class” within ASEAN Cultural Exchange / Cooperation Project (Animation, Film) took place in Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios (PIMS), where IMAGICA South East Asia (ISEA) coordinated and supported the project locally.
MOZU: The Movie special interview
Employees from our company interviewed the cast and crew of the movie, including director Eiichiro Hasumi. The movie will be hitting cinemas everywhere on November 7th, 2015.
IMAGICA 80th Anniversary Dialogue, Celebrating the 80th Anniversary -the past and the future-
In 2015, We had a dialogue with Yukihiro Fujikawa, the Representative Director and President, and Fumio Nagase, the chairman of IMAGICA Robot Holdings.